The lesson on April 17, 2016 was part 17 of “The Apocalypse” study. Wayne gave a brief review of the previous lesson and then focused on the Bottomless Pit and theorized that this is probably in another dimension. Even if you imagine a cylinder whole going through the Earth in that it would be bottomless, the creatures that come out of this place are from another dimension given the description in Revelation. Mathematically, it is easy to acknowledge a multi-dimensional place even though we cannot perceive beyond three dimensions here on Earth. We then learned that God’s wrath is dealt out for five months, not for eternity like the traditional view of hell suggests. God’s judgment is eternal but his punishment is time bound and ends with perishment. The remaining part of the lesson was looking at Revelation 14:11 KJV and how it on the surface seems to suggest eternal punishment but really confirms the eternal judgment view by comparing what was said of Edom in Isaiah 34:9 KJV. The scripture reading was from Revelation 9:12-21 KJV
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter. 13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, 14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. 15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. 16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. 17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. 18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. 19 For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt. 20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: 21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.